Did You Know Leaves Can Damage Your Fence?

To many, Fall is the most wonderful time of the year. Cooling temperatures and colorful, Fall foliage are tangible cues of the change in season, and fill us with anticipation of the coming holidays. Fall is also a time when many people make the shift from lawn mowing to leaf raking – with the occasional timeout for the kids or dog to jump in the leaf piles. Raking up those fall leaves is important. Keep too thick a cover of leaves and they may kill the lawn. What you might not have known is that they can even damage your fencing.

Keeping Your Deck Safe For Kids

Having a deck provides a wonderful space for the whole family to spend time together while enjoying the outdoors. That deck space will provide even more family enjoyment once its made safe for kids. With that in mind, we offer a few tips for making your deck safer for kids to use.

What Kind of Fence Should I Get?

Fences are a source of privacy and security for your property. Not to mention, they create a nice aesthetic and can add curb appeal to any home. So, how do you know what style to choose when adding a new fence to your property? It turns out, there are many factors to consider, which is why we’re here to help make the decision a little easier for you. Let’s dive in!

How to Take Care of Your Deck

Even if you’re making regular use of your deck, maintenance may not always be top of mind. Just as it’s important to maintain your home or yard, it’s also essential to take proper care of your deck so it’ll last season after season.

Some decks require more maintenance than others, depending on the materials used. No matter what your deck is made of, here are some guidelines to follow that’ll help keep your deck looking beautiful year-round:

What Is A Lattice Top Fence?

A lattice top fence is a type of fencing that offers an added layer of privacy for your yard or patio and gives a pleasing and stylish aesthetic to your home. If you aren’t already familiar with lattice fencing, it consists of strategically placed diagonal slats that form a diamond pattern running all across the top section of the fence around its perimeter. Typically, the lattice top itself stands around a foot tall, but it can be made even taller, depending on the look and level of privacy you desire.

What is a Pergola?

If you’ve ever been to a backyard gathering, you’ve likely seen a pergola. They are often grouped in with other backyard structures like arbors and gazebos, yet they have a few distinct details that make them a unique addition to any home.

So, what is a pergola?

Cedar Decking vs. Composite Decking

Outdoor decks are still one of the best ways to upgrade your home and add curb appeal, and the options have greatly evolved over the years to be more durable and sustainable.

So, which style of decking will meet your home’s structural needs, budget and allow for the best outdoor living experience? Here, we’ll compare both cedar and composite decking so you can determine what will work best when planning for your new outdoor escape.

How to Boost Your Home’s Curb Appeal

Your home’s exterior is the first thing your neighbors, guests, and potential home buyers (if you’re in the market) will see, so of course, you want to make it as beautiful as possible. While boosting your curb appeal can sound daunting, small changes can actually make the biggest impact. Read on below for inspiration for improving your curb appeal!

Spring Home Maintenance Checklist

Now that the weather is starting to warm up, the pressure is on to finish your annual cleaning and maintenance checklist. The spring season is the perfect time to complete your exterior inspections and interior fixes before the weather gets too warm and summer activities start-upstart up in full swing. To simplify your chore list, use our below spring home maintenance checklist!

Benefits of Staining Your Fence

Being a career firefighter, I’m fortunate to have extra time to pursue my dreams of owning my own business. I started Firehouse Fence and Deck Stain 7 years ago. I enjoy interacting with customers and educating them on the importance and benefits of protecting, staining, and in some cases, revitalizing old wood.